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Volume XX, Issue 5

November 2015

PENINSULAPEOPLE

PEOPLE

P A L O S V E R D E S P E N I N S U L A M O N T H L Y

ON THE COVER

Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef

Photo by David Fairchild

PROFILES

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Choral commitment

by Esther Kang

The first female conductor from the Middle East, Dr.

Nachef is the Director of Choral Activities at El Camino

College.

Extraordinary experiences

by Esther Kang

Darwin Horn has written books about his experiences as a

crew member of a WWII minesweeper and a member of the

Secret Service.

Village voice

by Robb Fulcher

Sherry May has been awarded the AAUW/PV Status of

Women for her work to establish a Peninsula senior Village.

HIGHLIGHTS

8 LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs

10 Pen Committee LA Philharmonic

Fanfare for Fall

14 H.E.L.P. Fundraiser

16 AAUW Fall Fiesta

20 Peninsula Heritage School

22 Torrance Memorial YPPA event

26 City of Hope

30 Peninsula High School All Sports Kick off

DEPARTMENTS

38 Gift Guide

44 Calendar

62 Around & About

68 Service Directory

CONTRIBUTORS

David Fairchild’s photography is frequently seen in Peninsula

People and Beach magazines.

Robb Fulcher is a former Easy Reader news editor.

Esther Kang is a freelance writer based in Long Beach.

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EDITOR

Kevin Cody

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Boys & Girls Clubs of

Los Angeles Harbor

Bids for Kids

On October 2, 2015, in celebration of the 20th

Anniversary of their Bids for Kids fundraiser,

400 guests ventured back the Roaring

Twenties at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach.

While “putting on the Ritz,” guests raised over

$250,000 to support programs for Boys & Girls

Club youth in San Pedro and Wilmington. The

swanky affair, sponsored in part by the Carnival

Foundation, featured a speakeasy bar and, for the

first time ever at Bids for Kids, casino tables

sponsored by Jeff Neu. After the reception and

silent auction, attendees were treated to a short,

black and white silent film produced by Club

youth before dinner.The “Back-These-Kids” portion

of the live auction where guests raise their

paddles to sponsor Club programs, included a

visit from 80 Club youth who visited the tables to

explain how the Club made a difference in their

lives. As attendees raised their paddles, the children

thanked them enthusiastically for their support.This

year’s Bids for Kids event marks a milestone

for Event Chair and Board Member Yvonne

Bogdanovich. She has been chairing the event for

twenty years, since she joined the Board in 1995.

When she started the fundraiser it was a smaller

affair taking place at the former Madeo

Restaurant in the Cabrillo Marino. Now the event

serves as the largest annual fundraiser for

BGCLAH and invites guests to make a difference

in the lives of children.For more information

about BGCLAH, visit www.bgclaharbor.org.

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1. Helaine and Board

member, Steve Lopes,

Board member, Kate and

David Cocke, Tracy

Bracken Board President

Tamara Powers, and Anne

Walton.

2. Board member, Bryan

and Vanessa Bero.

3. Guests trying their

luck at the cassino table.

4. Robert and Suzy

Gulcher with Diane

Campisi and Tony

Cordero.

5. Tom and Kelly Curtis

Intagliata with Tamara

Powers

6. Assemblymember

Patrick O’Donnell,

Congresswoman Janice

Hahn, and Senator

Isadore Hall,

7. Retired Governor’s

Cabinet Secretary Peter

and Blanche Gravett.

8. Executive Director

Mike Lansing thanking

Event Chair Yvonne

Bogdanovich.

9. Club youth thanking a

“Back These Kids” donor

10. Bob and Board

member, Melissa

Alvarado.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Peninsula

Committee

LA Philharmonic

Fanfare For Fall

Peninsula Committee Los Angeles

Philharmonic (PCLAP) held its primary

fundraiser, Fanfare for Fall at the

Palos Verdes Golf Club on November 1.

Guest artists included Andrew Moses, a

sixteen year-old composer and clarinetist

who was awarded a Composer Fellowship

with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the

2013-2015 seasons, Keith Harrison, a brilliantly

talented composer, pianist, singer,

songwriter, producer, director, writer,

actor and Marc Bolin Brass Ensemble who

has performed with the Guy Lombardo

Orchestra, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey

Orchestras, Carla Bley, Johnny Rivera,

Herman Olivera, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E,

Black Eyed Peas and the Ink Spots.

Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles

Philharmonic and youth music education

and community outreach programs.

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PHOTOS BY

MARY JANE SCHOENHEIDER

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1. Pianist Keith

Harrison.

2. Jeralin Glass and

pianist Keith Harrison.

3. Clarinet soloist

Andrew Moses.

4. Marty Gamble and

Marty Tobias.

5. Lesley Hull and

Alana Kennedy.

6. Event C9-chairs

Joan Connahan and

Denise Clement.

7. Henry and Val

Noguchi.

8. Lois Moore, Val

Noguchi, Barbara

Adelman, Phyllis

Sherwood and Terri

Sommers.

9. Joan Connaghan

and Toby Tobias

10. Linda Gassett

and Joan Davidson.

11. Trudy Park and

Shirley Farley.

12. Board Members

from left, Val

Noguchi, Debbie

Greene, Joan

Connaghan, Paula

del Vicario, Denise

Clement, Cheryl

Graue, Karen Gottleib,

Alicia Maniatakis and

Jan Feldmann.

13. Sara Jane

Bettge.

14. Virginia Butler

and Les Fishman.

15. Janet Ceske, Joe

and Phyllis

Sherwood, Jim

Moore, John and

Barbara Addleman.

16. Carol and Jim

Hart.

17. Alen and Dotti

Lay and Paula and

Brad Moore.

18. Country Western

group greeted guests

to the PV Country

Club.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

H.E.L.P. Fundraiser

Autumn Sunset

The H.E.L.P. fall fundraiser, “Autumn

Sunset,” was hosted by Kim and Chris

Engen at their beautiful panoramic view

home on Palos Verdes Peninsula. The presenting

Sapphire Sponsor was Peninsula

philanthropist, Ralph Scriba, who last year

received H.E.L.P.’s lifetime achievement

award for his longtime support of H.E.L.P.

(Healthcare and Elder Law Programs) and

so many other worthy causes in the South

Bay. Other major sponsors were Mary

Harris and Doug Kendall, of Harris

Financial Services; Torrance Memorial

Medical Center; L.A. County Supervisor

Don Knabe, represented by his Senior

Deputy, Steve Napolitano; and Kaiser

Permanente Medical Center. H.E.L.P.

Board members Brad & Jennifer Baker,

Scott Donnelly, Laura & Juris Kauls, and

Dr. Tom and Tricia Paulsen were also Pearl

Sponsors. Proceeds from the event, which

included a light supper with champagne

and wine, will benefit H.E.L.P.’s programs

and services for seniors and their families.

Wine donors were Phyllis and Bill Glantz,

of Eberle Wineries, and Brad and Jennifer

Baker.

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1. Sponsors (left) Doug Kendall, Mary Harris,

and Laura Kauls, who is also H.E.L.P. Board

Treasurer; event host Kim Engen; H.E.L.P. Board

Chair Sharon Ryan; and sponsors Jennifer &

Brad Baker; Board Vice Chair.

2. Laurie Glover, Silverado Senior Living; Britt

Huff, and Pearl Sponsors Drs. Tricia & Tom

Paulsen, also a H.E.L.P. Board member.

3. Fred Bayer, Judy Mitchell, and H.E.L.P.

Board member, Judy Bayer.

4. Event host Chris Engen (left), Dr. Berkley

Eichel, Beth Eichel, Elaine Jerome, Dr. Hugh

McIntyre, H.E.L.P. Advisory Board member; and

Sharon Guthrie, a H.E.L.P. Advisory Board

member.

5. Larry McNeil, Jane McNeil, of Las

Simpaticas.

6. Barbara Magee, George Nakano, and Scott

Magee, H.E.L.P. Board member.

7. Britt Huff with Pearl Sponsor Steve

Napolitano, Senior Deputy for L.A. County

Supervisor Don Knabe; and Helen Dennis, former

H.E.L.P. Board Chair.

8. Janet and Peter Pettler, H.E.L.P. Board of

Advisors member.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Fall Fiesta

AAUW/Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch

The AAUW/PVP 2015-2016 year started off with Fall Fiesta on August 29, 2015

at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery. At this truly festive end-of-summer

event, friendships were renewed, new members were introduced, and the variety

of activities planned for the coming year was outlined. AAUW advances equity for

women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The

PVP Branch has branch-funded projects to enhance educational opportunities for

girls in the fourth grade and in the eighth grade and for university women. For

information about AAUW activities and membership go to the AAUW/PVP website,

http://palosverdes-ca.aauw.net/ or email to aauw.pvp@gmail.com.

1. Leann Roque, Kay

Odgers, Membership Co-

Chairs; and Rowie Wolf.

2. Cordelia Hwang and

Kathleen Fitzgerald,

Event Co-Chairs.

3. Judy Purvis and

Susan Wallace.

4. Sherry May and

Stephanie Enright.

5. Fran Wielin and Faith

Morrow.

6. Myrna Plost and

Betty Ettington.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Peninsula Heritage School

Harvest Hoedown

Parents, alumni, friends of the school, faculty, and administrators of

Peninsula Heritage School (PHS) rode over to the Empty Saddle Club for

this fall’s Harvest Hoedown. The PHS Parent Association Co-Presidents, Kate

McKenna and Tristen Moffett chaired this event and were assisted by numerous

parent volunteers. The music of Boomer McLennan and the Rhythm

Rangers set the country/western theme while children enjoyed the petting

zoo, face painting, sack races, pie-eating contest, and two mechanical bucking

broncos. Out of This World Catering provided a delicious BBQ lunch, and the

Bake Sale satisfied the sweet tooth of many cowgirls and cowboys. Lucky

guests cheered as the winning tickets were announced for the Teacher

Adventures and the huge grade-level gift baskets. Proceeds from this event

will enhance the school’s Theater Arts Department as well as the school’s

new 7th and 8th Grade classrooms on the St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

campus across Rolling Hills Road from Peninsula Heritage School.

1. Katy Auerbach, alumna;

her father, Art Auerbach, PHS

Trustee.

2. Edler Family, (front) Mark,

Sofie, (back) Gracie, Charlotte,

Rick, Dee.

3. Ibanez Family, (front)

Olivia, Jack, (back) Gabriela,

Rod.

4. Souther Family (front)

Kirra, Coral, (back) Jinny, Erik.

5. Peggy Bartlett, PHS

Trustee Emeritas; Robin

Mearns, PHS Trustee; Les

Fishman, PHS Trustee

Emeritas.

6. Patricia Cailler, Head of

School; Vanessa Gutierrez;

Kim Nygaard, PHS PE

Teacher.

7. Kate McKenna and Tristen

Moffett, Harvest Hoedown Co-

Chairs and Co-Presidents of

PHS Parent Association.

8. Dr. Mary Wilson, Parent of

Alumni & Current PHS

Science Teacher; Patricia

Cailler, .Head of School; Patty

Harunk, Parent of Alumni &

Current PHS Art Teacher.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

YPPA

Fall Event Recognizes Commitment

Torrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals

Alliance (YPPA) gathered at the Palos Verdes Estates

home of Dawn and Bo Kaplan for a private, members-only

event of dinner and cocktails. Guests mingled and enjoyed

a casual evening meant to recognize members for their commitment

to the YPPA. YPPA was established with the purpose

of bringing together young physicians and successful

professionals in the South Bay community to engage in

dynamic social gatherings that allow for personal and professional

networking, while increasing awareness of and

support for Torrance Memorial. For more information call

310-517-4708 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/YPPA.

PHOTOS BY

1. Heidi Hoffman, MD, David Bray, MD, David Presser, MD ad Michelle

Finkel, MD.

2. Allyson Shen, Alex Shen, MD, Keri Zickuhr, MD, Sara Zickuhr and

Colleen Farrell.

3. Dawn and, Bo Kaplan.

4. Annsley and Matthew Marshall.

DEIDRE DAVIDSON

5. Colleen Shepard, Jamie McKinnell, MD, Tracy Bercu, MD, Peter

Weinstein, Hilary Zachry and Clay Zachry.

6. Casey Moir, Madeline Schenasi, Laura Schenasi and Marc Schenasi.

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5 bedrooms + office, over 6,250 square feet, pool and spa, tennis court, wine

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Lower Lunada Bay, 5 bedroom home with over 3,000 square feet of large, open living space, and beautiful

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

City of Hope

Angels of Hope Fundraiser

Members and guests of the local South

Bay chapter of Angels of Hope held

their annual fundraiser luncheon on

October 11 at Los Verdes Country Club.

The event included delectable wines in

addition to gourmet appetizers and a

luncheon. The latest developments at City

of Hope were sited followed by a music

performance by Gravity 180, a hugely talented

group of singers and musicians.

PHOTOS BY

MARY JANE SCHOENHEIDER

1. Irwin and Betty Helford, Hal Javits, Marilyn

and Frank Schaffer andArline Korb.

2. Jack and Betty Reider.

3. Jackie Grossman and Marcia Kovalsky.

4. Ann Destabelle, Paulette Reiss, Sandy

Sherman, Anita Javitt, Shelly Rockoff and in

back Berry Tyson, Angels of Hope President and

Elliott Brunner.

5. Michael Sherman with Betty and Irwin

Helford.

6. Gene and Barbara Wright.

7. Donna Finkle, daughter of the late Bill Finkle

who founded Angels of Hope with current president

Barry Tyson.

8. Chris and Charlotte Bradley.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Peninsula High

School

All Sports Kick-Off

Kicking off the 25th year of the Athletic

Booster Club, the All Sports Kick-Off

party was held at a private residence in

Rolling Hills Estates. The annual event

was free for parents of Peninsula High athletes.coaches,

parents and other supporters

of Panther athletics were in attendance.

The highlight of the evening was

the arrival of the Panther marching band

and cheerleaders who put on a rousing

performance.

PHOTOS BY

MARY JANE SCHOENHEIDER

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1. David and Kathleen Kitagawa and Lisa and

Laron McPhaul.

2. Julia and Rich Rosas with Joe and Kim

Barresi.

3. Steve and Cicie Watts with homeowners

Rosa and Mark Rosa.

4. Event chairs Cheryl Phillips and Dee Scott

with Steve and Ceci Watts.

5. Susan Bower-Gago and Javier Gago.

6. Lori and John Duston.

7. Micoa Farrell, Associate Principal, Lea

Tombs Associate Principal, Mitzi Cress,

Principal and Michael Wommer, Associate

Principal.

8. Andy and Cathy Patman.

9. Michele Schmalzried, Marilou Steubs,

Lorraine Ow, Helen Sun, and Gloria Clark.

10. Pen Hi Marching Band and Song Girls.

11. Pen Hi Cheerleaders.

12. Proud Pen Hi band, cheer and song girls

entertain booster club moms and dads.

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Choral Magic

Dr. Medawar Nachef and the JMN Singers, rehearse for the Norris Theatre performance on

December 5. They will be performing Handel's most well-known oratorio, Handel’s Messiah.

Photo by David Farichild

Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, the first female conductor from the Middle East,

forms her own choral group for her adopted hometown of Palos Verdes

by Esther Kang

High up on a wall in Dr. Joanna

Medawar Nachef’s modest office at

El Camino College hangs an old

black and white page from a newsletter that

dates back to Nov. 20, 1984. Flanked by two

tall floral arrangements, a younger version

of the dark-maned choral director smiles at

the camera. The flier marked her doctoral

conducting recital, her first conducting

experience at the Norris Theater where she

led her fellow classmates in a concert of

Bach, Beethoven and the like.

Three decades later, the 56-year-old Palos

Verdes resident is back with her own semiprofessional

choir group to gift to her community

what she believes is the highest caliber

of choral arts.

The Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers,

which is comprised of 26 diverse singers

handpicked by Nachef herself (17 of them

are former El Camino students), will debut

their inaugural season at the Norris Theater

on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. with a heartfelt

performance of G. F. Handel’s threepart

Messiah, accompanied by an instrumental

ensemble and four operatic soloists.

Nachef will give a pre-concert talk about the

famous oratorio beginning at 7 p.m.

“It’s certainly what I call a salad bowl, not

a melting pot,” an enthusiastic Nachef says.

"We keep our identity and yet we are in this

mix to present this delicious meal. What

brings us together is the dressing. For us, all

the people come from different backgrounds,

and music is what brings us

together. And I’m just the spatula that mixes

that salad bowl and presents to the audience

something that is delicious, healthy and

enriching."

“Messiah,” the first of three performances

planned for the season at the Norris

Theater, will be followed by the JMN

Singers’ spring concert "Mozart’s Requiem”

on April 3 and summer concert “Red, White

and the American Blues” on June 12.

Nachef, who has sat in the director’s chair

for El Camino’s choral activities program

for nearly 20 years, is not unfamiliar with

making full circles. At 16, she and her family

left war-torn Lebanon and settled in her

uncle’s home in Gardena. Exposed to playing

piano and singing in her childhood

through her musical mother, Nachef was 18

34 Peninsula People • November 2015


when she took her first conducting class at El Camino College.

There, she made a deep impression on the late Dr. Jane Hardester,

who was then the choral director.

When Nachef’s father moved the family back to Lebanon just

weeks before the end of her first semester, a letter from Hardester

arrived in the family’s mailbox. It read, “So what are you doing about

your conducting?”

Today, Nachef is recognized as the first female conductor from the

Middle East. Having toured nationally and internationally with various

groups, her dynamic rap sheet includes three historic performances

at Carnegie Hall with choirs from Lebanon, Dubai and Los

Angeles. She gave her conducting debut in her native Lebanon at the

2009 Al Bustan Festival. She returned in 2014 to conduct the

Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stateside, she conducted the South Bay-based Los Cancioneros

Master Chorale for some two decades before leaving the job last

December. She continues as a choral director for Peninsula

Community Church.

“I always had this passion,” she says, “but you look at yourself, a

female from a different culture. … Let me tell you, I choose my femininity.

I choose my skills that God has given me. I don’t want to take

any man’s place, that’s never my intent.”

It was an unprecedented route, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing

what she deeply felt was her call. At the University of Beirut,

where she was studying business economics (she was to take over

her father’s clockmaking business along with her brothers), she

formed the Campus Crusades, a choral group with fellow university

students. With Nachef at the helm, the students practiced for weeks

to put on a Christmas concert for the public. Nachef's mother, a

soprano singer, sang a solo part. Not long after, her father, deciding

the conditions would not improve in Lebanon, moved the family

back to the U.S. for good.

Nachef jumped right back into her aspirations to master the art of

conducting. She enrolled at Cal State University Dominguez Hills,

where she earned her Bachelor in Music for piano performance. At

22, she continued her education at the University of Southern

California where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master

in Music degrees in Choral Music. Her natural gift was recognized

by faculty again and again.

“You’re in silence but in silence with the visual aspect, the mental,

emotional and physical representation that you as a conductor are

showing,” Nachef says about conducting. "You’re getting out this

amazing sound — four part harmonies, musicality, rhythmic intensity,

and then beauty. To me that was like, wow. It’s that human connection,

the magic that happens when the conductor and a group of

singers are focused on one purpose, creating what we call choral

art.”

Over the last 30 years, she has taught hundreds of students as an

instructor at El Camino and as a music director at CSUDH’s Math

and Science Academy, where her son Tim is finishing his last year.

This past year, she was recognized as Faculty of the Year at El

Camino College.

“For me, I’ve chosen to instill in the younger generation, especially

the university students, the desire to find what wakes them up in

the morning, what will get them out of bed,” Nachef says. “What is

that passion they need to find to have a fulfilling life? That’s what

I’ve chosen to do."

This summer, she is bound for Vienna with a group of 30 choir

members — former El Camino students, church choir members and

others she’s worked with — to perform spirituals and gospels, her

expertise, at a lineup of churches. She hopes to take her group of

singers to Lebanon in the near future.

“Music is the most incredibly easy way of reaching out to people

and connecting with them,” Nachef says. “You don’t need to know

their language. You can just hum a tune together and you feel connected."

To purchase tickets for the Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers’

upcoming season, visit www.aohsingers.com. PEN

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P E N I N S U L A P E O P L E | A U T H O R

by Esther Kang

This past September, 90-year-old Darwin Horn

was taken back to a time he lived on a ship

with 105 other men. The tall spritely Rolling

Hills resident was just 18 — right out of Inglewood

High School — when he boarded U.S.S. Serene amid

World War II as one of its youngest members.

Working in the engineering division of the

minesweeper ship, he and the tightly knit crew cut

hundreds of Japanese mines in the Western Pacific

area.

More than seven decades after the fact, Horn

received a proclamation honoring his two-year service

on U.S.S. Serene from Assemblymember David

Hadley, who presented the framed certificate in his

Rolling Hills home.

“I not only accepted it for myself but for the

whole crew,” Horn says now. "A lot of them have to

be given credit for what I have done. It’s been an

interesting life and it’s been fun.”

Darwin Horn, 90, holds his two autobiographical books in his Rolling Hills home. Photo by Esther Kang

AN HONORABLE AGENT

Friendship and camaraderie seem to be two recurring

themes in his life. Horn, a two-time all star football

player for Pepperdine University and former

U.S. Secret Service agent who served nine American

presidents, is never one to take credit despite overwhelming

evidence that his prowess and amicable

nature made him a natural leader. He speaks fondly

of the lifelong friendships he’s found in both areas

of service. He kept in touch with many of them

through the Serene crew's annual reunions, which

continued for 44 years. Horn is one of the last surviving

Serene crew members.

Horn has countless experiences that are extraordinary

in nature. He has penned these stories in two

autobiographical hardcover books, “Dar’s Story:

Memoirs of a Secret Service Agent” (2002) and

“U.S.S. Serene AM-300: Memoirs of a World War II

Minesweeper Crew” (2010). An avid journal writer

and fact collector, he says each book took just 60

days to write. The latter is largely comprised of his

journal entries as well as his letters written and

received on board.

“When you become an author, your life changes,”

Horn says. "It’s a very comforting feeling. It’s nice to

become recognized as an author. Some people think

I’m a celebrity.”

He chuckles and adds, "Oh well, it’s

nothing.”

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Aug.

28, 1925, Horn's family moved to

Inglewood when he was 11. His father

was a

m e c h a n i c

by trade and

had trouble

f i n d i n g

work in

their hometown.

After

high school,

Rolling Hills resident

Darwin Horn, 90, lives

to tell extraordinary tales

as a crew member on a

WWII minesweeper ship

and a longtime

secret service agent

where he

was an allstar

football

player, he

enlisted in

the service,

continuing a

multi-generational family legacy. Serene

participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima,

Okinawa and the Philippine Islands, and

after the war was over, the crew

remained on the water to sweep the

remaining mines planted by the

Japanese navy.

“You can’t explain the feeling of going

home after something like that,” Horn

says. "It was a tremendous experience,

and it greatly impacted

all of our lives. So

many of us became

lifetime friends.”

Upon returning

stateside, he enrolled

at Los Angeles City

College before transferring

to Pepperdine

University, where he

became a star fullback

for the football team.

At 6-foot-2, “Big Dar"

led the team in scoring

all three years and

to the national championships

in 1947. Twice named an All

Star, he was inducted to the Pepperdine

University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980.

At Pepperdine, while standing in line

to register for classes, he met the love of

40 Peninsula People • November 2015


his life, Shirley Ann, an elementary educator who retired from the

career as a longtime principal at Los Alamitos Elementary School.

The two were married for about 54 years and had two children,

Darwin Jr. and Diane, before her death in 2006.

After graduation, he worked as an officer for the Los Angeles

Police Department for two years, during which time he enrolled at

USC for a master’s degree in Public Administration. At USC, he and

his counselor were having a casual meeting when the counselor

mentioned he had just had lunch with his contact at the U.S. Secret

Service. He asked whether Horn would be interested in joining. He

said yes.

Without missing a beat, the counselor picked up the phone and

called up his contact. “Hey Fred, I got a hot one for you,” Horn

recalls him saying. After his interview, he successfully passed the

exam. The background check took seven months — and not knowing

whether he made it through, Horn resigned from LAPD and took

an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two months into Steelers'

training camp in Pennsylvania, Horn received a call from the Secret

Service confirming he was in. He boarded a westbound flight the

next morning.

Over the next 30 years before his retirement in 1982, Horn served

nine presidents, eight vice presidents and seven first ladies. In his

home, he has framed portraits of George Washington and Abraham

Lincoln, painted and gifted to Horn by President Eisenhower, the

first president he served. Other memorabilia include handwritten

thank-you notes from Presidents Ford and Nixon, to name a few. His

career spanning 30 years took him to 82 countries.

“Mother was the anchor,” his daughter Diane Gilman recalls. "We

never knew where my dad was but we’d see him on the evening

news standing behind the president.”

When her friends would ask her what her father did for a living,

she’d avoid the topic until she had to answer.

“I’d say he was a screen door salesman,” she recalls. “It didn’t

invite any more questions."

The Horn family moved to the Peninsula in 1966. After retirement,

Horn started some new ventures on his own: a private investigations

firm, a publishing firm and a public speaker’s bureau. For some 20

years, he traveled to the Middle East, Africa and Europe to provide

security for CEOs.

Horn’s story culminates with his two books, which were initially

intended for his family but is inspiring many others with his tales

full of zeal. When asked if he has any more projects brewing, Horn

smiles.

“I’m just 90 years old and trying to survive,” he says. PEN

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P E N I N S U L A P E O P L E | S E N I O R S

It

May

take a

Village

Educator and advocate Sherry May

helps bring a Village to Peninsula

seniors to help more stay at home

by Robb Fulcher

Sherry May, a religious studies professor and university administrator

who devotes herself to teen mothers, HIV-positive orphans and

hospice residents, has turned her attention to bringing a virtual retirement

village to the Peninsula.

Set to begin operating early next year, the PVP Village will be one

of more than 140 nationwide, aiming to help their aging members

stay in their homes and remain connected to their communities.

The Villages, funded by membership fees, grants and donations,

provide services such as shopping and transportation, concierge-like

referrals for home health care, home repair and legal assistance,

sometimes at a discount, plus cultural and social events.

The PVP Village also aims to provide home safety assessments,

computer and social media help, pet walking, temporary meal assistance,

and member-to-member support including phone check-ins,

visits and reading out loud.

Transformational leadership

May’s work to bring the Village to the Hill began nearly four years

ago, when she chaired of the Peninsula branch of the American

Association of University Women.

Current chair Elayne Nahman said May had taken the helm during

a “transitional” period for the branch.

“The branch had gone through a period of really looking at the old,

traditional model of most civic organizations and nonprofits, and

whether that really fit, as we move into the new century,” May

recalled.

The branch’s old, rigidly hierarchal model relied on a board of

directors and “vice presidents for everything imaginable.”

May helped the organization move to a more fluid and flexible

model, aimed at finding consensus for projects and forming ad-hoc

groups to accomplish them.

To evaluate a potential project, three meetings would be held: one

to gauge interest, a second to coordinate research and a third to deter-

mine whether leaders could be found to undertake the project.

“It’s easier to start something than to finish something,” May said.

If leaders emerge, a new project group is formed.

“It was a radical change that increased the vitality of the branch,”

May said.

The nimbler approach has been picked up by the state AAUW and

is being looked at by a number of its other branches.

Which brings us to the PVP Village.

Sherry May. Photo by Bill May

It takes momentum

Aging expert Helen Dennis

came to the AAUW branch to

speak and her talk prompted questions

about the Village concept.

“We did our three meetings, then

over a dozen people got together,

and met regularly,” May said. “We

contacted Villages in Pasadena and

Westchester and decided we want

to bring to this to the Palos Verdes

community.”

“Together with Peninsula

Seniors we had a meeting at the

library. We hoped we would have

a respectable number of people,

but we had overflowing attendance.

We had over 100 people who couldn’t get in. We quickly set

up two other meetings. We had three meetings in one month with

overflow attendance.”

May became the Village’s board chair and Peninsula Seniors

became part of the Village steering committee. The project got help

from Marymount California University and the H.E.L.P. nonprofit

organization based in Torrance, which focuses on seniors’ health and

legal issues.

May’s leadership in the AAUW and the Village led the AAUW

branch to present her with its most prestigious honor, the Status of

Women Award.

The Village is conducting a regional search for an executive director

and is in the midst of a drive for charter donors and charter members

who couple “substantial donations” with their yearly memberships

of $675, or $975 for a household.

“That’s going extremely well, and we hope to be operational early

next year,” May said.

The Village plans to be housed with Peninsula Seniors, maintain a

paid staff, and to have an annual budget of about $150,000.

Annual fees are expected to account for somewhat less than 50

percent of the annual budget, with the rest coming from grants and

from individual and business donors.

It takes a movement

The Village movement started in 2001in Boston, when a group of

aging Beacon Hill friends began exploring ways to stay in their

homes and communities and continue to live vibrant, engaging lives.

“Villages are a promising model for addressing service needs

among middle-class seniors who seek to age in their own homes and

communities,” concluded researchers led by Andrew Scharlach, a

gerontologist with the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging

Services at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Villages provide a variety of support services designed to help

members age in place, meet service needs, and promote health and

quality of life,” wrote the researchers, summing up findings from

their report, “The ‘Village’ Model: a Consumer-Driven Approach for

Aging in Place,” published in the journal of the Gerontological

Society of America.

Researchers stated that the Villages face the “challenge” of main

42 Peninsula People • November 2015


taining secure and stable funding.

They cited previous findings that “nearly all older adults” want to

stay in their homes.

“In California, 13 percent of our people are 65 or older. In Palos

Verdes, it’s one in four,” May said. “We clearly have an older community.”

It takes commitment

Impressive might be too small a description for May’s resume.

She is a magna cum laude doctor of historical theology who taught

religious studies for 10 years at Cal State Northridge and Cal State

Long Beach. At Northridge she helped develop the women studies

curriculum.

She was executive director of the Adolescent Pregnancy

Childwatch for six years, working with more than 100 public and

private agencies in Los Angeles County to reduce teen pregnancies

and provide counseling and support to teen mothers. She has consulted

with organizations including the YWCA of Greater Los

Angeles and the Children’s Defense Fund.

At USC, she served as dean and vice provost for continuing studies,

developing curricula and alumni services, and was vice president

and executive director of the General Alumni Association.

Her volunteer efforts include work with Rainbow Services and the

Los Angeles Women’s Foundation.

She visits hospices, providing companionship and a massage-like

“compassionate touch” for which she is trained.

It takes contact

May found time to use her training from the Heart Touch Project

to help orphans with HIV in Cambodia.

“They train people in a light, compassionate touch to use with people

who are fragile, or ill – they do a lot of work with infants. I went

to Cambodia with several people in that group, and we worked with

HIV positive orphans.

“Touch is so important, it’s so important to know someone cares.”

The touch session takes about 20 minutes, and the recipient is fully

clothed.

“The children were so great. They wanted to learn how do it, and

we could see them doing it for someone else. It was quite contagious.”

It takes balance

May lives in Palos Verdes Estates with her husband Bill, a recently

retired USC professor of professional ethics, who continues to

work with the Medical Board of California on ethics issues.

“We end up having great dinner conversations,” she said.

May said her husband helps her cope with her busy life.

“I think most of us kind of learned early on how balance things

without going too crazy. I have an extraordinary husband, and without

his support – and, really, cheerleading – it couldn’t happen.”

The couple traveled in 2002 and 2006 as faculty members of the

University of Pittsburgh Semester At Sea program.

May taught courses on Religions of the World and Women and

Sexuality. She also looked at how indigenous religions had affected

Christianity in Central American countries. She recalled a painting

of Mary in a cathedral in Peru, which was “clearly focused on the

mountain goddess, in her shape and how she was portrayed, to help

the people relate this older version with the newer.”

Another aspect of aspect of maintaining balance in her life is concentrating

the bulk of her effort on her main priorities, including

relationships with her husband and their two grown children, Steve,

a businessman who, with his wife, has sailed the world’s seas for

months at a time, and Karen, a Google vice president who has been

featured on 60 Minutes.

Also, May said, “I try to do yoga, we try to walk, and I’m a pretty

avid reader. Over the last year and a half, with the Village work,

there’s a little smaller amount of this.” PEN

November 2015 • Peninsula People 43


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container or zip lock bag. EDCO will also drop off an oil recycling kit

that contains a 15-quart drip pan, empty 1-gallon container, funnel,

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Call EDCO at 310-540-2977.

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Wednesday, December 2

Holiday Floral Styling

South Coast Botanic Garden hosts a workshop to create festival and beautiful

holiday floral arrangements. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw

Boulevard, (310) 544-1948.

Annual Holiday Boutique

Having a hard time finding that gift for the person that has everything?

Finish up your last minute shopping at the Assistance League of San Pedro-

South Bay’s Annual Holiday Boutique through January 2. The boutique has

a selection of unique gift items that will appeal to everyone on your list. The

Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay has been giving back to the

community since 1936. All proceeds benefit local philanthropic programs.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m weekdays, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. 1441

W. 8th Street (Weymouth Corners), San Pedro. (310) 832-8355 ext. 221.

Ready, Willing & Able Holiday Outreach Show

Special needs students from “Ready, Willing and Able,” a unique dance

and performing arts program, will ring in the holidays by performing

onstage at the third annual Holiday Show and outreach event from 4-5

p.m. at the Norris Theatre. Students will dance and sing holiday songs that

will warm the hearts of all. No tickets or reservations are required, but

donations to the program are appreciated. The Norris Theatre is located

at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. For additional information

call Liz Cantine at 310-874-9940.

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Friday, December 4

The Seaside Beaders

A special interest group of the Embroiderers Guild of America is meeting

at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes

Estates. Idele Gilbert will continue teaching “Totally Tubular”, a beaded

sampler necklace. Visitors are welcome. Or bring your own project to

work on. For more information, please call 310-540-6104 or visit

www.azureverdeega.com/bead_projects.com.

Peninsula High School Holiday Boutique

Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at the annual Peninsula High

Holiday Boutique from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The holiday boutique is a onestop

shop for all the gifts on your holiday list with the added benefit of supporting

Peninsula High student athletics and programs. The boutique is

open to the public and will be held in the Pen High main gymnasium,

27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, rain or shine. Choose from

a wide variety of vendors offering unique gifts including fashion accessories,

home accents, gourmet food items, official Panther Gear, and more.

Also enjoy live performances by award-winning Peninsula High student

musicians and vocalists. For more information please contact Meg Webb

at webbridge45@gmail.com.

Movie Night at the Garden

"The Lego Movie" will be screened at the South Coast Botanic Garden in

the Frances Young Hall. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8; Garden member $5. Includes movie, Lego-themed cookie

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Holiday Showcase

Four talented song and dance troupes from the Palos Verdes Performing

Arts Conservatory will bring the magic of the season to the Norris Theatre

stage at 7:30 p.m. First Class Act, Headliners, Times Square Kids and

Stage One Stars will perform holiday favorites for an evening of festive

music and dance for the entire family. The program also includes an opening

performance by students in the special needs dance class, Ready,

Willing and Able. Tickets to the Holiday Showcase are $15 for adults and

$10 for youths, ages 18 and under. For more information or to purchase

tickets call 310-544-0403 or visit www.PalosVerdesPerformingArts.com.

The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills

Estates.

Saturday, December 5

Banning Museum Victorian Christmas Celebration

The community is invited to welcome in the holiday season at the Banning

Museum's Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House

today and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event is open

to the public and promises to be a weekend to remember. Visitors will

enjoy period entertainment, blacksmith demonstrations, walk-thru tours of

the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, cookies and hot cider, a children’s

Victorian craft and a horse-drawn trolley ride between the Banning

Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum. The Visitor Center features

a new special exhibit “88 Years of Cinema: The Banning Museum in

Film” highlighting 17 movies filmed at the Museum. Back by popular

demand, the weekend will also feature a blacksmith and local food and

craft vendors. Jolly St. Nick will make a special appearance and pose for

photos with the kids. 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington,For more details

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Boat Parade

LA Harbor’s 53rd annual holiday boat parade begins at 6 p.m. in the

Port’s East Basin. Viewing locations include Ports O’Call, Warehouse #1,

Cabrillo and Holiday Harbor marinas. This year’s theme is “Santa’s

Minions.” Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate including powerboats,

sailboats, tall ships and harbor working craft. For more information

visit laharborholidayafloat.org.

Sunday, December 6

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Lunch with Santa

Enjoy face painting, crafts, clowns, photos with Santa (bring your camera)

and a ticket to Torrance Memorial’s Holiday Festival. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person (minors must be supervised by a paid adult). Visit

www.TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival or call 310-517-4606 to purchase

tickets or for more information. Richard B. Hoffman, M.D., Health

Conference Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita

Blvd., Torrance.

Holiday concert

The Peninsula Symphonic Winds and The AMUSE Singers will present

“When You Believe,” a holiday concert featuring favorites from musical

theatre like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Symphonic Dances from

Fiddler on the Roof”, “Mary Poppins” and more. The concert, conduced

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by Deborah Wicks La Puma, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Rolling Hills

Covenant Church Community Center, located at 735 Silver Spur Road in

Rolling Hills Estates. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12

and under with an adult. See www.pswinds.org for more information.

"Let it Snow" Holiday Festival

Green Hills Memorial Park will host its annual Holiday Festival and

Memorial Tree Lighting at the Little White Church. Festivities will begin at

3 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy holiday

music, snow sledding, arts and crafts for the children, a festive hayride

and caroling. Once again Santa will make a special appearance and be

available for photos with the entire family. At 5:30 p.m., the memorial

Christmas trees will be lit. These trees will be decorated with memorial

ornaments displaying the names of the loved ones of those in attendance.

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Wednesday, December 9

Palos Verdes Woman's Club

The Palos Verdes Woman's Club will meet at noon at Trump National Golf

Club. The program will be a presentation by the Pennyroyal Players,

"Romp Around the Revolutionary War." Cost of the luncheon is $32. For

reservations call Beverly Teresinski at 310-378-1349. For further information

visit www.pvwomansclub.org.

Palos Verdes Buddhism Club Meeting

Admission free. Also meets Wednesday Dec.23, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Palos

Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, Conference

Room next to the Gift Shop. Call Bita Asakura 818-571-3573 for more

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St. John Fisher Catholic Church

Christmas Eve, December 24

Masses in Church and

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Thursday, Dec. 10

Embroiderers' Guild

The Azure Verde Chapter of the

Embroiderers' Guild of America

meet at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis

Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa,

Palos Verdes Estates. The program

will feature their annual lunch, UFO

reveal and Ornament Exchange.

You may bring your own project to

work on. Visitors are welcome. For

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675-2745 or visit our web page at

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Friday, Dec. 11

Christmas with the

Doo Wop Stars

Liven up the holidays with a toetapping,

finger-snapping blast from

the past, featuring three top Doo

Wop groups. The lineup includes:

The Four Preps, performing their

hits “26 Miles” (“Santa Catalina”),

“Big Man,” and “Down by the

Station”; Vibrations, with their

chart-toppers “Hang on Sloopy,”

and “The Watusi”; and The Drifters

Tribute Group, recreating the Doo

Wop Hall of Fame vocal group’s

classics including “Under the

Boardwalk,” “On Broadway,” and

“Stand by Me.” Backed by Billy and

the Corvettes Band and Mark Schiff

as the comedy host, the high-energy

concert is festive fun for all ages.

Performance time is 8 p.m. at the

Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris

Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Tickets are $48 - $58. For more

information or to purchase tickets

call 310-544-0403 or visit

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Saturday, Dec. 12

Guided Nature Walk

By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land

Conservancy at Ocean Trails –

West Bluff Reserve, 2 p.m. Walk

along restored habitat on the bluffs

surrounding the Trump National

Golf Club and possibly catch a

glimpse of rare California gnatcatcher

songbirds while walking to

the beach. This is a moderate walk.

Park in public lot on the east side of

the clubhouse at bottom of Trump

National Drive off of Palos Verdes

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Drive South. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact

310-541-7613 ext. 201 or visit the website at www.pvplc.org.

It’s Magic! Holiday Edition

An extraordinary lineup of award-winning magicians and masters of illusion

will conjure up an evening of spellbinding holiday fun at the Norris

Theatre that is perfect for the entire family. The production is the longestrunning

magic revue in the country, and the all-new 60th anniversary edition

features five internationally acclaimed magicians who will perform

incredible full-stage illusions, awe-inspiring manipulations and hilarious

comedy. The performance time is 7:30 p.m., and the Norris Theatre is

located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are

$48 - $58, with a $10 discount for children ages 12 and under. For more

information or to purchase tickets call 310-544-0403 or visit

www.PalosVerdesPerformingArts.com.

Sunday, December 13

Tribute to Glenn Miller at Christmas

Take a music-filled sentimental journey with a swinging tribute to Glenn

Miller and his big band featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra. The 2 p.m.

show at the Norris Theatre also features Mary Lou Metzger, the star singer,

dancer and hostess from the Lawrence Welk Show; the luscious harmonies

of the Lindy Sisters; and the popular big band vocal group, String of

Pearls. Miller’s greatest hits including such classics as “In The Mood,” and

“Chattanooga Choo-Choo” will be performed, as well as many Christmas

standards during this delightful afternoon of timeless music. The Norris

Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Tickets are $48 - $58. For more information or to purchase tickets call

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Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

Presents An English Holiday concert with Allan Robert Petker, Artistic

Director and Patty Breitag, pianist at the Armstrong Theater, at 7:30 p.m.

Their Holiday Concert celebrates the wealth of wonderful Christmas music

from British composers. Featured will be John Rutter’s Magnificat, selections

from Handel’s Messiah, and Seasonal Sounds, a medley of American

carols arranged by Randol Bass. Join the Chorale in singing carols to complete

this joyful and beautiful event. General admission is $25. Parking is

free. Student discounts available. Please purchase tickets in advance by

contacting De Giebler, 310-779-3072. Torrance Cultural Arts Center,

3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance.

Neighborhood Church Pageant

Neighborhood Church will be presenting the annual Christmas Pageant at

6 and 8 p.m. Music by the Bell Choir and caroling will begin at 5:30 p.m.

in the Church Sanctuary where the Christmas journey begins. Everyone is

invited to attend this traditional Christmas event retelling the Christmas

story enacted in picturesque tableaus set in scenic locations throughout the

property of the beautiful Neighborhood Church. Be stirred by the

Annunciation and awed by the Christmas star and angels. Visit the shepherds

overlooking their flocks by a fireside surrounded by animals in a

stunning pastoral setting. Be turned away at the Inn. View the Magi in their

glorious attire, bearing gifts to the blessed newborn Jesus. See Herod’s

Court in all its decadence and grandeur, and finally end your journey at

the scene of new hope, the Nativity set in a cliffside grotto. This is an event

suitable for the entire family and is offered free to the public. A Christmas

offering of canned goods for a local food bank will be collected. The

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Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes

Estates. For information call 310- 378-9353.

Tuesday, December 15

Auditions for Pop Musical, 13

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory will hold open auditions at

5 p.m. today and tomorrow for a student production of “13,” a hilarious,

high-energy, pop musical about discovering that cool is where you find it,

and sometimes where you least expect it. Students ages 10-16 may audition

either date, and should come prepared to sing and dance.

Performance dates for the production are weekends, February 19-28, at

the Norris Theatre. Auditions will be held at the Conservatory Studios at

27525 Norris Center Drive. For more information, call 310-544-0403,

ext. 304, or visit www.norriscenter.com/ education/auditions.

Saturday, December 19

Feast for the senses

Palos Verdes Ballet presents the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, under the

direction of Uta Graf-Apostol. Show times are tonight at 7 p.m. and

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets $35. 310-544-0403, ext. 221.

or NorrisCenter.com for tickets. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive

(formerly Crossfield Drive), Rolling Hills Estates.

Monday, December 21

Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland returns to her

home town to teach a master ballet class in support of San Pedro City

Ballet. Tickets will be available to sit in the audience to watch the class.

Class is from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre. Premiere seating

tickets are $40; general seating tickets are $25. 434 W. Sixth Street, San

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Wednesday, December 23

Birding with Wild Birds

At George F Canyon, 8:30 a.m. Explore the birds now making a home in

the restored habitat at the preserve. The program is free and open to the

public. All ages welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills

Estates. For more information, contact 310- 547-0862.

Friday, December 25

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tv and storage cabinets. Den or 5th Bedroom downstairs with

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November 2015 • Peninsula People 63


Preserve your timeless treasure

We live in an age where just about everything is disposable.

Yet centuries ago when the world’s finest

clockmakers were hard at work, their aim was to

create a mechanical marvel that operates continuously and

last forever. Imagine a hand made complex mechanism of

inter-working parts designed to keep time accurately. Your

clock is a work of art and your job is to keep this timeless

treasure healthy for the next generation.

Your clock reminds you of its presence every time you wind

it and if its accuracy is not what it used to be, or its chimes are

not as strong rythmic, or maybe it just stops. That means it’s

talking to you and telling you that its endless life is in jeopardy.

It is imperative to maintain and service your clock regularly.

Oil gets old and dry forcing the train of gears to work twice

as hard to accomplish their goal. This results in damage that

drastically shortens the life of a fine timepiece.

Michel Medawar has been extending the lives of timepieces

for over fifty years as his father did fifty years before. He is

the inventor of the first talking clock in the world. He is a

graduate from Patek Philippe in Geneva, Switzerland, The

Theod Wagner clock Co. in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the

Howard Miller Clock Co. in Zeeland, Michigan. Call him so

that he may come to your home and offer you a free estimate

for servicing your clock. Or bring your wall or mantel clock to

our store to see our showroom and receive the same complementary

diagnosis.

We are located at 810C Silver Spur Rd., in Rolling Hills Estates, Ca.

90274. Or call us at (310) 544-0052.

Suzy Zimmerman, Agent

Insurance Lic#: OF71296

4010 Palos Verdes Dr N, Suite

103

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Bus: 310-377-9531

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That’s when you can count on

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Ph: (310) 791-4150

Cell: (310) 293-9796

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3410 HERMOSA AVE

HERMOSA BEACH

First South corner in from Manhattan Beach. This architectural masterpiece coined “the tallest home in Hermosa

Beach” stands nearly 10 feet over the current building height limitUnobstructable white water views span from Palos

Verdes to MalibuAn early work by the internationally acclaimed “Morphosis” designteam led by Thom Mayne,

Pritzker Prize winner (2005) and AIA GoldMedal (2013) & Michael Rotondi AIA Gold Medal (2009). This blendingof

stainless steel, concrete & natural elements combine to create a stunning homeFeatured in the New York Times,

this 4000+ square foot home has 4 levels with the living & eating spaces on the top floor to takefull advantage of

the spectacular views. The entrance opens to a three-story, semicircular atrium. Two sets of stairs trace a path

through the structure that has an elevator, 3 bedrooms, a wine cellar, two fireplaces & a family room (which could

be easily converted to a 4th bedroom). The Manhattan Beach pier can be viewed in its entirety with similar stunning

views of the Hermosa Beach pier. This location is rarely available & is across from Hermosa Beach Strand &

only 4 houses from the Manhattan Beach Strand.

$5,500,000

2222 MONTEREY BLVD

HERMOSA BEACH

Unique Craftsman-inspired home on a super-sized lot in Hermosa Beach. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home offers

4,700+ square feet of living space on a 5,491 sq. ft. lot. Spectacular ocean views from the Living Room & Kitchen.

Enjoy mesmerizing & unobstructed ocean views from the Master Suite with fireplace, private Master Bath &

OceanView Deck. On the same floor 2 other bedrooms share a bathroom. Architect, Michael Lee, custom

designed this home with the owners who are avid beach-goers. Sunlight floods the dining room every morning as

you sip your coffee and lingers through the Living Room as it sets in the evening. Throughout the day, natural light

from the Atrium pours into the home bringing the outdoors in.

$6,490,000

SOLD


EL CONCHO LANE

Rolling Hills

REATA LANE

Rolling Hills

Luxurious equestrian property in the gated enclave of Rolling Hills. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath

home includes a guest house with private bath. Magnificent city, coastline, and canyon views

from the entertainer's backyard with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and gazebo.

$2,249,000

Traditional ranch style home behind the gates of Rolling Hills with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths,

pool/spa, horse stable & barn. Fantastic views overlooking canyon & city lights.

$1,775,000

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Palos Verdes Estates

2328 CHELSEA ROAD

Palos Verdes Estates

Exquisitely upgraded Valmonte home offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with Living, Dining &

Family Rooms. Newly upgraded Master Suite with walk-in closet. Corner lot.

$1,699,000

Spacious Lunada Bay home one block from Bluffs offering 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. With nearly

10,000 sq ft of lot space, this home includes a saltwater pool, grassy outdoor area, concrete

patio & long, private driveway.

$1,679,000

LONG BEACH MARINA

Long Beach

Incredible opportunity to develop a remarkable piece of historic Long Beach coastline. Currently, this property is an established 17-slip boat Marina with two office buildings across 3 lots

with separate APNs. It is a redevelopment site and the Neighborhood Commercial and Residential (CNR) District is a mixed-use district permitting small scale commercial uses and/or moderate

density residential development at R-3-T densities as well as Single-Family Residential Use. Current comps of coastline homes in this area are in the $3-4 million range. Develop or

use as a private Marina. Neighboring marinas boast 100% occupancy.

$8,500,000


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